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Off-island vets sought for Liberation Day

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau is searching for off-island veterans who participated in the liberation of Guam from Japanese forces in World War II in the hopes of having them return for the island's 67th Liberation Day festivities in July. "As time passes, it gets more and more difficult to find these brave men," said GVB general manager Joann Camacho.

"We would just like another opportunity to thank them for their courage during the liberation of Guam, and welcome them back to see how much our island has grown in the past 67 years."

Although cost for air travel, accommodations, and some meals will be at the expense of the servicemen, GVB will work closely with hotel, rental car and restaurant partners to secure accommodations, discounted meals, and tours. Liberation Day festivities will begin with the annual carnival at Chamorro Village in June.

Interested veterans who participated in the liberation of Guam on July 21, 1944, should contact Felix Reyes by calling (671) 646–5278 or e-mail freyes@visitguam.org.

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